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Discussion: Liquid glide

in: biggins; biggins > 2019-11-28

Nov 29, 2019 4:16 PM # 
Has anyone switched over to liquid glide wax? If so, any thoughts or recommendations as to brand and application preferences?

ps: Extra pies or cakes can be sent to TX.
Nov 30, 2019 5:55 AM # 
I haven't, I'd always heard that it doesn't last very long, so I never bothered to look into it at all.
Just today heard that FIS is banning all flouros next winter! That'll make some new tech show up fast.

ps. I don't understand what you mean by "extra pie". There is always exactly as much pie as required.
Dec 1, 2019 9:00 PM # 
I bought two Rex spray cans last winter, G21 Blue Spray and some fluoro spray of the same brand. Mostly used that blue. Spray, spread it a bit, let it dry and then just brush. Very hard, almost too hard for my nylon brushes, last as long as the old school version of the same wax (I skied 50..70km). I haven't used my waxing iron for glide waxing ever since. I guess I'll start doing some sort of summer maintenance waxing with iron and wintertime I'll just spray.

Most easy glide sponge cans are worthless, but there is liquid stuff out there worth trying out.
Dec 3, 2019 3:02 AM # 
you won't want to completely give up hot waxing a ski, with non-fluor/low-fluor waxes, because the HF spray stuff is fast, but does not maintain a fast ski over time. So, continue your usual waxing practices, like throwing on a layer every 30-50k, just to maintain the skis. Use the spray HFs for whatever applications you'd use the usual HF.

I'm looking forward to whatever the ski companies will come up with. Fast skis are awesome.
Dec 7, 2019 7:39 PM # 
This article seems to be consistent with Jagge's observations. Of course they want to sell the stuff.

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